Oleg Kvasha

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Oleg Kvasha
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Born (1978-07-26) July 26, 1978 (age 41)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight 229 lb (104 kg; 16 st 5 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for CSKA Moscow
Florida Panthers
New York Islanders
Severstal Cherepovets
Phoenix Coyotes
HC Vityaz
Traktor Chelyabinsk
Atlant Moscow Oblast
Metallurg Magnitogorsk
Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
Avangard Omsk
Spartak Moscow
Barys Astana
National team  Russia
NHL Draft 65th overall, 1996
Florida Panthers
Playing career 1995–2015

Oleg Vladimirovich Kvasha (Russian: Олег Владимирович Кваша; born July 26, 1978) is a Russian former professional ice hockey forward who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Florida Panthers, New York Islanders and the Phoenix Coyotes.

Playing career[edit]

As a youth, Kvasha played in the 1992 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a team from Moscow.[1]

Kvasha was chosen in the third round, 65th overall, by the Florida Panthers in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut with the Panthers in the 1998–99 season, appearing in 68 games as a rookie for 12 goals and 25 points.[citation needed]

After completing his second season with the Panthers, on June 24, 2000, Kvasha was dealt by Florida to the New York Islanders with winger Mark Parrish for goaltender Roberto Luongo and center Olli Jokinen.[2]

After playing with the Islanders for five seasons, Kvasha was traded during the 2005–06 campaign, along with a conditional fifth round draft pick to the Phoenix Coyotes for a third round pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft on March 9, 2006.[citation needed]

Following his seventh season in the NHL, split between the Islanders and Panthers, Kvasha ended his North American career in returning to his native Russia, agreeing to terms with HC Vityaz of the then Russian Superleague.[citation needed]

Kvasha played a further 9 years in the Kontinental Hockey League, appearing with Traktor Chelyabinsk, Atlant Moscow Oblast, Metallurg Magnitogorsk, HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk, CSKA Moscow, Avangard Omsk, HC Spartak Moscow and Barys Astana before retiring after his 20th professional season in 2014–15.[3]

International play[edit]

Kvasha has represented his native Russia in the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he won a bronze medal.[citation needed]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1994–95 CSKA Moscow II RUS II 10 1 1 2 2
1995–96 CSKA Moscow IHL 38 2 3 5 14 2 0 0 0 0
1995–96 CSKA Moscow II RUS II 6 2 3 5 12
1996–97 CSKA Moscow II RUS II 21 16 15 31 55
1997–98 Beast of New Haven AHL 57 13 16 29 46 3 2 1 3 0
1998–99 Florida Panthers NHL 68 12 13 25 45
1999–00 Florida Panthers NHL 78 5 20 25 34 4 0 0 0 0
2000–01 New York Islanders NHL 62 11 9 20 46
2001–02 New York Islanders NHL 71 13 25 38 80 7 0 1 1 6
2002–03 New York Islanders NHL 69 12 14 26 44 5 0 1 1 2
2003–04 New York Islanders NHL 81 15 36 51 48 5 1 0 1 0
2004–05 Severstal Cherepovets RSL 22 6 5 11 24
2004–05 CSKA Moscow RSL 26 3 6 9 20
2005–06 New York Islanders NHL 49 9 12 21 32
2005–06 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 15 4 7 11 6
2006–07 Vityaz Chekhov RSL 27 7 8 15 28 1 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Vityaz Chekhov RSL 54 20 18 38 124
2008–09 Traktor Chelyabinsk KHL 52 17 18 35 56 3 0 0 0 8
2009–10 Atlant Mytishchi KHL 46 12 8 20 30 4 0 2 2 2
2010–11 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 45 5 2 7 46 20 2 4 6 22
2011–12 Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk KHL 44 10 13 23 56
2012–13 CSKA Moscow KHL 35 4 4 8 26 9 2 4 6 20
2013–14 Avangard Omsk KHL 20 1 3 4 54
2013–14 Yermak Angarsk RUS II 4 2 3 5 2
2013–14 Spartak Moscow KHL 24 3 3 6 24
2014–15 Barys Astana KHL 20 2 0 2 8 6 0 0 0 0
IHL & RSL totals 167 38 40 78 210 2 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 493 81 136 217 335 21 1 2 3 8
KHL totals 286 54 51 105 300 42 4 10 14 52
Medal record
Representing  Russia
Ice hockey
Winter Olympics
Bronze medal – third place 2002 United States
World Junior Championships
Silver medal – second place 1998 Finland
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Switzerland

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
1996 Russia EJC 1st, gold medalist(s) 5 4 2 6 6
1997 Russia WJC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 2 0 2 4
1998 Russia WJC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 7 4 2 6 4
2002 Russia OG 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 5 0 0 0 0
2004 Russia WCH 5th 2 0 1 1 0
Junior totals 18 10 4 14 14
Senior totals 7 0 1 1 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-02-03.
  2. ^ Goalie goes first in NHL draft. CBC Sports. 2000-06-24 [Retrieved 2018-01-24].
  3. ^ "Veteran Kvasha signed to Barys Astana" (in Russian). rsport.ru. 2014-11-27. Retrieved 2014-11-27. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)

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